Re: Apple Remote Access and CUSM

Gary Vankirk (EST)
Tue, 6 Dec 1994 20:11:40 -0500


>I cannot figure out how to configure MacTCP to allow me to use CUSM from
>home (via my Mac at work) using Apple Remote Access. I know that it could
>be very slow, but it's the principle of the thing...

The school I teach at and attend has a Webster ARA server. The Webster
supports TCP/IP: it hands off an IP number to the dial-in Mac when the user
launches an application that calls MacTCP. In this instance, the MacTCP
control panel is set to get its IP number from the server, as opposed to
manually.

I would conjecture that if you are using the Personal Server software, and
the Mac you call into gets an IP number from a FastPath, then you're
at-home Mac might also be able to get an IP number from the FastPath. If
your at-work Mac has an assigned number, then probably not. I have the
software, but use it only for "client" purposes. I know it will carry
TCP/IP packets, but how that would be handled at the other end I can't say.

Apple recently released a software ad-in to allow their ARA server to
handle TCP/IP traffic, perhaps you need this for the Personal Server
software, as well. Several other ARA terminal servers also handle TCP/IP
packets, a number of these were compared in the October MacWorld.

As you suggest, it is VERY, VERY slow; frame refresh is a pixel at a time :-)

--gv